Keeping your home a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter settles. There are a number of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every room of your home comfortable during the winter months, and year-round.
One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too warm during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to regulate room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can adversely effect the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, closing vents effects the way the system “breathes,” lowering your energy efficiency.
So what should you do to heat your home more evenly?
Ensure the area around your cold air return vents is clear
Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help reach a set temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while providing you with heat.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance
It’s spoken of nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can relieve a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs replacing, or a larger issue with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to boost your home comfort.
A Quick Switch
Depending on the design of your home, some parts may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One easy way you can evade this issue is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the change allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the spaces in your home, giving you a more even temperature. Of course these aren’t the only ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on the endless number of ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to find out more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having an issue with uneven heating, give us a ring at 402-438-7992. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.